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Pepperhill Household Waste & Recycling Centre to remain closed

Significant work for several months is required at the Pepperhill Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC), Kent County Council has said. On April 21 a fire broke out in the household waste bay in the waste transfer station, it is unknown as to the source of the fire due to…

Chairman’s cycling event raises £2,000 for his chosen charity

KCC’s outgoing Chairman David Brazier was delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £2,000 to Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive of The Kent Community Foundation, which was Mr Brazier’s chosen charity for his year in office. The money was raised through the Good Friday Sportive, which started at finished…

Take Action on Dementia

Dementia Action Week runs from May 21-27 and Kent County Council (KCC) is urging residents to do their part to help people with the condition. Whether it’s reaching out to someone with dementia or rallying your town or village to make local facilities more accessible, every action makes a difference…

New eco-friendly building at Abacus Nursery and Childcare Limited in New Romney officially opened

Children splashed in water, played in sand, and enjoyed the great outdoors as their new eco-friendly nursery was declared officially open. Abacus Nursery and Childcare Limited in New Romney, which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, first opened its doors in 2005 with just six members of staff and only 20…

Dartford’s electric bus trial under review

The future of electric buses in Kent is being considered after a trial in Dartford came to an end. Back in March, Kent County Council launched a seven-week trial on the Fastrack route. Working with Volvo and ABB, a Swedish-Swiss engineering group, the electric bus produced no emissions and is…

New funding for suicide prevention across Kent and Medway

NHS England and Public Health England have today announced £667,000 of new funding for suicide prevention across Kent and Medway. The investment, announced today by Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England (PHE), and NHS England marks the start of a three year programme worth £25 million that…

Top awards for Kent’s ‘Speak out’ road safety campaign

It was a double win for KCC’s road safety team at the FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards. The awards recognise the efforts of road safety professionals to reduce casualties among young drivers. Speak Out was named the winner in two of the five categories at the 2018 awards ceremony…

Petrol station explosion averted by Trading Standards’ action

Renovation work on a Kent petrol station was so poor and dangerous that it could have caused an explosion, a court was told. Following an investigation by KCC Trading Standards, the contractor has been sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £12,000 in costs at Canterbury Crown…

KCC backs Foster Care Fortnight

Kent County Council (KCC) needs more than 150 new households to join its team of foster carers and help change the future of vulnerable children in the county. The Local Authority is backing Foster Care Fortnight 2018, the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign which runs until May 27. Lucy…

Kent continues to deliver low landfill rates

A report into KCC’s waste disposal has found that just under 1% of the county’s rubbish goes to landfill. At a meeting of today’s Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee, members heard that 52% of the 710,000 tonnes of waste disposed of by Kent residents is converted to energy at the…